Friday, June 27, 2008

Dear ThinkSwiss Participants

Thank you again for all the interesting posts and nice pictures. The articles reveal that you are having a great time doing interesting and fulfilling research in Switzerland, but you also have enough time to travel, watch soccer games, and discover the beauty of Switzerland!

Corinne’s recent post on the Blog, “Beautiful Weather,” perfectly illustrates the potential differences in researching and study programs in Switzerland as compared to the U.S. Most of you have already spent a few weeks in Switzerland and are able to draw similar comparisons. Therefore I would like to ask all ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship participants currently in Switzerland to briefly describe your own observations in your respective fields of research and your feelings in that regard.

Trip to Bern on Thursday, July 24, 2008

We are delighted to announce a trip to Bern on Thursday, July 24, 2008. All researchers who received a ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship or a Travel Grant for the life sciences summer school in Lausanne or Zurich will be invited by Presence Switzerland to spend a day in Bern. You will have the chance to meet other researchers from the U.S., enjoy charming Bern, and learn more about Swiss history, democracy and higher education. The detailed draft program will be sent to you by regular e-mail. You will be contacted by the organizers to make the necessary travel arrangements from your city to Bern and back.

Good-bye and Handing Over the Reins

My internship in the Office of Science, Technology and Higher Education ends on June 30. Muriel Gampert, who will take over from me, will be glad to answer any of your questions, starting on July 7. However, you have a chance to stay in touch with me: The world is small, Facebook is huge and I will be back in Switzerland soon! I will start my new job at EPFL with the Chair of Management of Network Industries at the beginning of July. Please feel free to contact me via Facebook (Andrea Buetler). It would be great to hear from you!

I wish you all the best for the rest of your time in Switzerland. Enjoy and have lots of fun!

Warm regards,

Office of Science, Technology and Higher Education
Embassy of Switzerland in Washington, D.C.

1 comment:

dusty said...

Well since I'm working at EPFL I suppose we'll probably see each other. Perhaps we can go to lunch or something when you start here.